Here is a bit of what keeps us going through the winter on the Northern Plains. We are told we will be enjoying 10 or more major snow events this year. We are also told it will likely be colder this year than last year. Last winter was punctuated by several cold snaps in the … Continue reading Life on the Northern Plains
The high country has always beckoned me. This is owed in part to being the third generation of my family to live in the central Sierra Nevada. It also extends from what I sometimes refer to as my "coming alive" experiences in the mountains. They started when I was a boy, going into the mountains … Continue reading Into the Wilderness
“We must cease striving and trust God to provide what He thinks is best and in whatever time He chooses to make it available. But this kind of trusting doesn't come naturally. It's a spiritual crisis of the will in which we must choose to exercise faith.” ― Charles R. Swindoll In the last post … Continue reading Hitchhiker in the Kingdom 2
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, … Continue reading Hitchhiker in the Kingdom
And just what is suicide prevention, anyway? Suicide prevention is a broad topic. It encompasses everything from crisis response, such as being part of a mobile crisis response team, to working on system changes and public awareness of suicide and preventing suicidal thinking and attempts. Many job descriptions include various expressions of suicide prevention, including … Continue reading Why work in suicide prevention?
So what exactly do you do? How many of us hear that question often in the course of our business and private lives? This is a question I hear often, mostly because I have an atypical work situation, complete with an atypical work week schedule that makes every week unlike other weeks. People find out … Continue reading So what exactly do you do?
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ― Ambrose Redmoon “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” ― Jodi Picoult Expanding one’s spiritual resilience is at least as important as resilience … Continue reading Expanding Spiritual Resilience
“When Pope Julius I authorized December 25 to be celebrated as the birthday of Jesus in A.D. 353, who would have ever thought that it would become what it is today. When Professor Charles Follen lit candles on the first Christmas tree in America in 1832, who would have ever thought that the decorations would … Continue reading Unwrapping Christmas
"The fundamental principle of Christianity is to be what God is, and he is light." - John Hagee “Christianity is a daily supernatural experience with your Father God, not a set of rules” - Robin Bremer “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there … Continue reading Christmas – The Kingdom of Light 2
“The Kingdom of God is where we belong. It is home, and whether we realize it or not, I think we are all of us homesick for it." ― Frederick Buechner Isaiah 2:2-5 “ In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be … Continue reading Christmas – The Kingdom of Light